Alaska Sleep Education Center

Black Friday Is a Great Day to Sleep!

Posted by Kristen Havens on Nov 29, 2019 3:30:00 AM

The day after Thanksgiving isn't a day of rest for everybody. Some people need to go back to work on Friday. Some sign up to run turkey trot 10Ks or marathons. Others dedicate their day off to volunteering by helping the less fortunate at soup kitchens. But for many Americans, that jump on the long weekend means shopping: waking up early and getting out of the house for Black Friday sales. 

Some shoppers, famously, get in line on Thursday night and camp outside stores so they can get a jump on the competition when the doors open. Some stores open as early as midnight to accommodate eager customers fueled by the excitement of getting good deals before inventory runs out. 

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Topics: stress, holiday, beauty sleep

Enjoy the 2019 Holidays with These Steps to LESS STRESS.

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Nov 27, 2019 6:23:00 AM

Holidays are that special time of year where you get to eat loads of delicious foods, enjoy spending time with your relatives, pretend you enjoy spending time with those relatives, go Christmas caroling, watch your children dress up like turkeys and pilgrims at their school plays, hang Christmas lights, make gingerbread houses, clean your home, do this, do that, do those other things, go to office parties, do more, bake a pie, do something else, go gift shopping, do more, more, more....AHHHHHH!!

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Topics: stress, holidays, healthy sleep

Holiday Stress: Don't Just Manage; Find a Way to Enjoy

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Nov 25, 2019 7:25:00 AM

 

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Topics: Family, stress, holiday, losing sleep

Remedies for Sleepless Nights Caused by Grief and Anxiety

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Oct 16, 2019 8:17:00 AM

According to Anxiety and Depression Association of America those who suffer from depression or anxiety claim an increase in their anxiety due to lack of sleep with 52 percent of men and 42 percent of women stating it directly affected their ability to remain focused the following day.

Your social life can also suffer which can lead to depression or increased depression signs. Without quality sleep, the body cannot repair and becomes a state of sleep deprivation that stacks nightly. This leads to a rapid decline of behavioral response including moodiness and irritability.

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Topics: stress, anxiety, healthy sleep

How Mental Illness Affects Sleep

Posted by Joe Auer on Oct 10, 2019 11:11:00 AM

How Mental Illness Affects Healthy Sleep

In honor of World Mental Health day, Alaska Sleep Clinic invites you to take a minute to educate yourself about how mental health and sleep health are connected on every level.

Mental health and sleep are often intertwined. Even if you sleep every night, too little or poor quality sleep can compromise your ability to think clearly and be mentally productive. If you're already dealing with anxiety, depression or other mental health concerns, then healthy sleep may be challenging to get on a regular basis. Check out the facts below regarding the relationship between mental illness and sleep to see if you could be getting a better night’s rest.

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Topics: stress, cognitive sleep issues, mental

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